This month in trucking history – June 2019

June 2019

Land Line Staff


This month in trucking history…

JUNE 29, 1956

President Dwight Eisenhower signed into law the Federal-Aid Highway Act, which created a 41,000-mile “National System of Interstate and Defense Highways.”

JUNE 7, 2004

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous decision that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was not required to conduct a full environmental impact study of Mexican trucks operating within the United States – thereby allowing their entry onto U.S. highways.

JUNE 5, 2015

The Federal Highway Administration said in a report that there was no need to increase current truck size weight limits on America’s highways.

JUNE 29, 2018

The FMCSA proposed a change to the entry-level driver training regulations that would make it easier to upgrade a Class B CDL to a Class A. The rule is set to go into effect Feb. 7, 2020. LL